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Julia Kramer
University of California, Berkeley

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Designers sometimes tend to focus on disassembling design problems into small pieces. However, optimizing the efficiency of individual pieces can result in a less efficient system overall if the components are not adequately linked up to each other. On the other hand, whole-system designers work on the optimization of the products or services by collaborating with diverse teams to have different perspectives, understand how the parts work together as a system and combine those links into a system. Whole-systems design yields long-lasting and economical solutions with multiple benefits which help unite all parties around the same goals. #### Related Methods [Life Cycle Analysis](, [D4S (Design for Sustainability)](, [The Natural Step](, [Biomimicry](
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